Bemidji State staged a furious rally in the third period Saturday night, but No. 1 North Dakota held on to defeat the Beavers 5-4 in a nonconference game at sold-out Ralph Engelstad Arena.
Trailing 5-1 early in the third period, No. 18 Bemidji State (4-2) got power-play goals from Jay Dickman and Brendan Harms in a four-minute span to close the gap to two goals with 9:55 to play. And Dillon Eichstadt’s shorthanded goal with 40 seconds left made it a one-goal game.
Brock Boeser, after a hat trick the first game of the series, had two goals for UND (5-0), and Shane Gersich had one goal and two assists. But the winner was scored by Rhett Gardner, on a power play at 3:44 of the third.
Penn State 3, Notre Dame 2 (OT): Andrew Sturtz’s fourth goal of the season, 1:20 into overtime, gave the Nittany Lions (3-1-1) a road victory. James Robinson and Nate Sucese had the other goals for Penn State while Peyton Jones stopped 26 shots. Jones, now 3-0-1, also got one of the assists on the winning goal.
Ohio State 6, Bowling Green 1: Nick Schilkey had two goals and an assist and Ronnie Hein had three assists as the Buckeyes (3-0-2) routed the Falcons in Columbus. Ohio State outshot the visitors, who used two goalies, just 28-24.
Michigan 3, Michigan Tech 3 (OT, tie): Cutler Martin’s first goal of the season with 4:10 left enabled the No. 11 Wolverines (3-1-1) to tie the visiting Huskies (1-5-2) in the third period. After a scoreless overtime, Michigan won a shootout 2-1 but it officially will be a tie game. Michigan Tech, which had a 45-18 dominance in shots on goal, took a 3-2 lead on third-period goals by Chris Leibinger and Thomas Beretta in the first eight minutes.
Denver 3, Michigan State 1: Troy Terry scored two goals in the second period to lead the No. 6 Pioneers (4-2) over the Spartans (0-4) in East Lansing, Mich.
WCHA (late Friday)
MSU Mankato 7, Alaska 1: Freshman forwards Nick Rivera and Marc Michaelis each scored two goals as the No. 9 Mavericks (5-0, 3-0 WCHA) routed the Nanooks (1-4, 0-1) in Fairbanks.